Monday, July 22, 2013

Jager Runner-Up in Lucerne 3000

A 7:43 performance from Evan Jager┬áin the flat 3000m paced all Americans in Lucerne last week , a mark good for second place in the international field. Left in Jager’s wake were teammates Chris Derrick and Dan Huling — both headed to the World Championships in August — plus Olympian and 13:15 man Diego Estrada, as well as two-time Kenyan national champion Gideon Gathimba. The race was won by up-and-comer Cornelius Kangogo of Kenya, who has now won three races in Europe this summer, after finishing 2nd in the 3000m at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava in 2012.

Pacing in the race was uneven early, but Jager still managed to clock the 4th fastest 3000m of his career, as he continues to work on perfecting the finish he’ll need to challenge for a medal in Moscow next month.

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